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Royal Never Give Up

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Royal Never Give Up
Royal Never Give Up logo.png
Team Information
Coach(es)Lee "Heart" Gwan-hyung
Manager(s)Huang "San Shao" Cheng

Royal Never Give Up is known as the counterpart of Star Horn Royal Club. Couple of their players have played with either SHRC and Team King, or both.



After Star Horn Royal Club was relegated to the LSPL, they bought Vici Potential Gaming and rebranded the team to Royal Never Give Up. They also switched rosters with Team King. While the main SHRC team would compete in the LSPL, Royal Never Give Up became the LPL team of the organization. During the LPL Summer RNG had a tough time and finished 9th with 3 wins, 12 draws and 7 losses. This forced RNG to play in the Promotion Tournament where they re-qualified for the LPL after defeating Young Glory and 2144 Gaming. RNG also won NESO in November, beating Snake Esports 2-1 in the finals. In December the team acquired Mata, Looper, inSec, NaMei and Sask with the intention of using a 10 man roster.


With their new rejuvenated roster, RNG started off the regular season of LPL Spring strong and midway through the season, earned an invite to IEM 10 World Championship. This was their first international tournament as a team and they were able to perform well, defeating Origen and then Ever but losing to Fnatic 1-2 in the Semifinals. Returning to China, RNG went on to finish the regular season in 1st place with a 13-3 record. In the Spring Playoffs, RNG was placed in the semifinals due to their 1st place finish in Group B. Their first opponent was Team WE and despite WE putting up a good fight, RNG was able to defeat them 3-2 to advance to the finals. Their final opponent was Edward Gaming and despite EDG being the favorite, RNG was able to silence their critics and won the series 3-1, becoming the LPL Spring Split Champions and earning a trip to the Mid-Season Invitational.

RNG dominated the group stage at MSI, only losing a game to Counter Logic Gaming and then SK Telecom T1. With an 8-2 record, RNG finished the group in 1st place. Despite their amazing performance in groups, they were defeated 1-3 by SKT in the Semifinals, earning a respectable 3rd-4th place finish at the event.

RNG's Summer Split did not go as well as expected. While they were able to get 1st place in Group B with 13 wins and 3 losses, their performance in the playoffs dropped and they would lose convincingly to Edward Gaming in the Summer Finals. Still, they would qualify for the World Championship through championship points. At Worlds Royal Never Give Up was drawn in Group D with Team SoloMid, Samsung Galaxy and Splyce. After winning twice against TSM, Royal was able to advance to the Quarterfinals as 2nd place in their team due to their head to head record against TSM. In the Quarterfinals they would face off against SK Telecom T1 and lost 1-3. Post-worlds they would have a few tournament appearances. First at the Demacia Cup where they finished 3rd/4th after losing 1-3 to Edward Gaming in the semifinals and then at NEST where they would finish 4th after two consecutive series losses against Invictus Gaming and Snake Esports.






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Team Achievements

In Premier Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2016-11-12 DC logo.png A33 - 4th 2016 Demacia Cup 1 : 3 EDGlogo std.png EDward Gaming ¥ 300,000
2016-10-14 WCS 2015 small.png A55 - 8th 2016 Season World Championship 1 : 3 SKT T1logo std.png SK Telecom T1 $ 202,800
2016-08-26 LPL 2016 3D.png A22nd 2016 LPL Summer Playoffs 0 : 3 EDGlogo std.png EDward Gaming ¥ 800,000
2016-08-07 LPL 2016 3D.png A11st 2016 LPL Summer Regular Season 13 : 3 Blanklogo std.png Not found
2016-05-13 MSI logo.png A33 - 4th 2016 Mid-Season Invitational 1 : 3 SKT T1logo std.png SK Telecom T1 $ 50,000
2016-04-23 LPL 2016 3D.png A11st 2016 LPL Spring Playoffs 3 : 1 EDGlogo std.png EDward Gaming ¥ 1,500,000
2016-04-09 LPL 2016 3D.png A11st 2016 LPL Spring Regular Season 13 : 3 Blanklogo std.png Not found
2016-03-06 Esltumbnail.png A33 - 4th IEM Season X - World Championship 1 : 2 Fnaticlogo std.png Fnatic $ 10,000
2015-12-20 WCA logo small.png A11st World Cyber Arena 2015 3 : 1 EPAlogo std.png Energy Pacemaker.All ¥ 800,000
2015-08-12 LPL 2016 3D.png I1Q 2016 LPL Spring Promotion 3 : 2 2144 Dlogo std.png 2144 Danmu Gaming
2015-08-09 LPL 2016 3D.png A99th 2015 LPL Summer Regular Season 3-12-7 Blanklogo std.png Not found ¥ 50,000
2015-06-22 DC logo.png A99 - 16th 2015 Demacia Cup Summer Season 1 : 3 IGlogo std.png Invictus Gaming
In Major Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2015-11-08 A11st 2015 National Electronic Sports Open 2 : 1 Snakelogo std.png Snake eSports ¥ 80,000


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